Friday, December 31, 2010

Last piece of 2010

When I was a little whipper snapper, In school I did not really pay much attention to the teacher, I often did one of two things while hoping for the school day to end.  I either stared out the window at the trees or sky as the wind blew outside, or when windows were not available, I would doodle in my notebooks or in the margins of the lined white paper, even on standardized tests!  Those days are now gone, and I went on to college to earn my degree, those doodles had seemed to be lost, giving way to stylized forms and images or what I thought would be profitable or acceptable by my audience.  Not anymore, now I lead, guiding my clients, and fans of my work through this blog, explaining what and why.  So comes this last piece of the amazingly productive 2010... I have never made more figures in a year, primarily due to my having a business, the 7-day a week venture of making multiple figures a day was amazing, I was like a machine, but the quality... yeah.  So anyway, I have realized that my doodles were journeys into my head, they were a concrete and accurate representation of me, no need to develop a certain style, no need to listen to those who say make art a certain way with a certain material... no, painted polymer clay is where we are at at the current moment, female figures with designs painted on them... no need for inspiration, the doodles/designs come from within, I totally let go and let the process take over for this girl and she is a jewel, very unique and even her pose is interesting, I did not have a idea on how much of her would be covered with what in what color, I just painted and you can see the result below.  Happy 2011 everyone. 

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Floral Wall Hanging

This is a TRUE affirmation figure.  Although she doesn't have any actual affirmations written on her, her story is one of such good and wonderfulness that I HAVE to share it. 

First off all I will say that I began making affirmation figures during my street vending days because I had a theory.  I thought that if I made figures that reminded people of WHY they were created or for what purpose then people would think of that thing and of course the more positive things we think about the better.  So maybe you have a crummy day and then you look over to the little figure next to your desk and think, "oh yea, that guy made that to represent peace in my heart," then maybe on some level peace would have a chance to enter the heart of this person.  Its like putting out positive thoughts and affirmations but literally.  Also I believe in the law of the universe that what we give out comes to us multiplied so I stopped making the figures that represented depression and sadness and loss.  I now am making figures of loss and depression but am relating to them in a positive way, affirming that the situation that caused them to be that way will be alleviated or that good will come into their life, for it is how we react to negative things that really matters.

Back to the figure.  So this figure is one that instead of having affirmations written on her, I have it all symbolized all the while being an interesting thing to look at aesthetically.
Her position was important to me because I listened to a lecture by Louise Hay about how the posture of audience members was an indication of how much GOOD they would allow into their lives.  I knew she had to be upright, but how to do it without a armature?  Have her be a wall hanging!   So here she is a figure reaching up to the sky arms outstretched and open and receptive to all good.
She smiles.  I do not often (at least right now) make figures smiling but something is so nice about looking at her smiling face, she is happy and I mean really happy.  The flowers grow out of her, they sprout from her arms and legs and are in such lush abundance on her body that she seems without form.  Although I love nature and animals, these particular flowers sprang from seeds.  Seed thoughts. 
The idea goes that the positive thought seeds that we plant today become the experiences of tomorrow, so the seeds she sew became the blossoms of perfection in her present, and the seeds she sews today will become the blooming, flourishing, abundant, prosperous experiences of her tomorrow... and it feels great, you can see it on her face.

So I made a listing on Etsy for her and also a very brief (shorter than this) video for youtube, she was inspired by the wall panels that I saw in guatemala, they used material that looked VERY much like cornstarch-based clays and had little squares become a big panel... often with figures with what? Flowers for the body... most of these were devotionals and of religious symbolism, mine are just as religious I say, for God wants us all to achieve prosperity... or rather what we can with our own potential which begins with our thoughts.
thanks for reading!

Youtube video of figure from last blog completed

This is a Youtube video of the smaller figure from last blog I spoke about completed.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

miniatures with brass findlings and charms

They're back!
Yup, the little ones that conquered Union Square park in NYC and also served as simple yet potent expressions for many spiritual ideas I had are BACK!  There will definitely be some representing truth and understanding, but the next few are actually being made for the purpose of adding brass pieces to them.  Yep, Im going to get some small leaves and wings for them so they will not end up nude in the long run.  Very crafty.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Her name is NOT Spring, its Enigma!
WOW, this figure is just amazingness, please if you will click the iamges to see them big and see the texture and color, the tiny pigments mixing and rejecting each other is so beautiful.  Also at the end, see her as the super sculpey plain Jane that she was and a video I uploaded to YouTube to promote her stardom.
The next multi-colored figure will be outlined in black lines and you can tell me which method you prefer.

The way in which I am offering her for sale on Etsy at will include a display case which the person can or cannot use, as I will send the sculpture separately it will help keep dust and hair from sticking to her.

Here is an interesting picture of her before she was so well decorated with these stunning and Enigmatic colors.

Monday, December 6, 2010

photo shoot tomorrow on SPRING Enigma

Tomorrow (later today), I am going to do a photo shoot in natural lighting for my latest greatest wonderful sculpture who is divinely beautiful and will be sealed in an acrylic sealant to keep the colors of her paints brilliant.
Here is a preview of she who represents spring:
Something pretty revealing is natures guardianENIGMA!!!!!

She swam out of my imagination

This little one literally swam out of my imagination, through my fingertips, and into the clay as this wonderful little thing.  I suppose it is some kind of sea creature, or perhaps amphibious dragon that lives on tropical isles where humankind has never stepped foot.  She is able to extend her fins but for now has them retracted, large eyes will be painted black, and the body a slew of many greens, blues, yellows, golds and silvers, I cant wait until tomorrow when I finish her.  

P.S. I made a new figure, simple in form, busy in surface addition.